Last Thursday, I search for a way to optimize my site in order to speed up the loading of the landing page. I used the recommended plugins WP Optimize, and W3 Total Cache in the free version but something happened. Once installed, the W3 Total Cache created several problems,one of them was compliance with my theme from Headway. There was a warning about the cache of the theme. An option was presented to empty that cache in order to solve the issue.
Click or not to click? Tic Tac! Tic Tac! Click or not to click? Faith or fear? I clicked. Wrong click…500 errors … Hum, I called the support from my host service; 30 minutes later they corrected the issue in the htaccess file. What a relief I was okay! Got back to optimizing the cache but there was another issue. Click or not to click? Tic Tac! Tic Tac! Click or not to click? Faith or fear? Faith or fear? I clicked. Boom 404 errors. The pages of the site are missing… Hum, called the support from my host service; 30 minutes later they corrected the issue in the htaccess file again and corrected other stuff I can’t even begin to name.
I asked: what was the problem? The plugin I asked candidly? May be, he said; try the Wp Super Cache it may works better. Hum, I said, thank you.
As a beginner in the webmaster arena sometimes I want answers but I don’t really know what to ask. Most of the vocabulary is still encryptions to my brain. No wonder sometimes I feel like this is almost like a secret mission to be revealed only on a-need-to-know-basis.
The speed test of the website is okay computer wise; the visitors experience hits a high score. The downloading experience could be faster but for now it is Sunday. I was out of the office on Friday and Saturday, I left the website snoring a bit but uploading. This unsolved issue is still bugging me a bit. Today I don’t feel like trying new stuff. Today I want the optimizing images plugins and the super cache tricks to work like a microwave. Do you get that?